Welcome to Café Luna

A San Diego Italian Restaurant & Bar

Italian Restaurant & Catering with a Europen Flair

Small Plates & Appetizers

Nightly Chef's Specials

Petto di Pollo Panini

Penne Con Salciccia

Misto Antipasti & Butternut Squash Soup


Tournadoes Gorgonzola

Extensive Wine List & Cocktails

On & Off Site Catering

Café Luna - Our Food is Over the Moon!

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Cafe Luna – San Diego Italian Restaurant

We opened our doors over 20 years ago as an Italian restaurant serving homemade pasta dishes with a European flair.

Cafe Luna offers “A Celestial Dining Experience” in a gourmet/casual atmosphere. Offering house-made pasta dishes, fresh seafood, creative small plate meals and appetizers.  We also offer weekly happy hour specials at our wine & cocktail bar.

Cafe Luna catering services.

We want to be a part of your special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, catering wedding rehearsals or any celebratory event. We invite you to experience our hidden gem. Contact us to book your upcoming event

Excellent service & exceptional meals are what you can expect at Cafe Luna – A San Diego Italian restaurant.

It’s our word-of-mouth reputation that brings in new customers but it’s the food and exceptional service that keeps them coming back.

“We love you to the moon and back”

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Best Italian – Romantic Restaurant – Hidden Gem

A-List Winner

2014 – 1st Place – Best Italian 2013 1st Place – Best Italian  2012 – 2nd Place – Best Italian
Located in Carmel Mountain Ranch

This little restaurant is hidden in Carmel Mtn Ranch. It has an Italian baroque decor, quiet and calming. We were so impressed with the food! Homemade pasta Bolognese, Chicken marsala and dreamy chocolate mousse. It’s nice to find a restaurant that serves high quality food and has a quiet atmosphere.”

Open Table Diner

The locals know this is a standout restaurant. The dishes are relatively complex that it is an a shame this exceptional restaurant is across the parking lot from the Olive Garden. If you want a fantastic meal but don’t have time to drive to the Gaslamp, La Jolla or Del Mar, stop by Café Luna. You will be impressed.”

Dined on 1/24/2014
Open Table Diner